Joined: Sep. 2003
||Posted: Oct. 21 2004,18:02
I've got a 256mb version and I've spent all day with sfdisk fiddling with different numbers of cylinders to try and get rid of this error:
|Setting up boot loader on /mnt/sda1|
Total number of sectors not a multiple of sectors per track!
Add mtools_skip_check=1 to your .mtoolsrc file to skip this test
Error writing boot sector
There seem to be four/4 partitions but I only setup the first one. I've tried some values I found on this board like '0 75' (that's a no no as IT DOESN"T GIVE YOU 75mb), '0 267' and a lot around 256 '0 256', someone else had a 262mb card '0 233'.
|sfdisk -S32 /dev/sda|
Here I set the first partition to type 6 FAT16. I played with the bootable flag and making the second remainder partition type b win95 fat32 and plain deleting it.
Edit a little while later:
I finally got it to work on my dell laptop, I think I was rebooting in the wrong place. I was rebooting after cfdisk instead of after sfdisk. Also the dell and hp windows usb formatters didn't work on my win98se. I initially used '0 256' in sfdisk, but deleted and remade the partitions in cfdisk after rebooting.
|Code Sample |
|Disk /dev/sda: 257 MB, 257949696 bytes|
16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 984 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes